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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    If both sides are guilty of this, then why focus on Obama?
    Because he's just the latest one who's running the country... 9 1/2 years ago, it was all focused on G.W. Bush.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Which totally explains tobacco companies
    Ya and state intervention has worked real well there, people know that tobacco is bad for them but they use it anyways. The only thing the state has done in regards to the tobacco companies is line their own pockets at the expense of the consumer.

    and Chinese drywall.
    lol they have a ****ing planned economy.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    That's right. So if you eat a burger that's been spit on by the cook or if you have some soup that's been peed in by the waiters it's your fault. That's the "common sense" they're promoting here.
    No it's the head chef's/managers/owners fault, but the state inspector is never going to be able to do a god damn thing about it save for steal from the pockets of the business owner who should be using that money to increase wages so he can hire better cooks rather than the guy making minimum wage so he hates his job so he spits on the food, because he doesn't give a **** about losing a minimum wage job.

    Now you take the same business and you take the money which is stolen by the state in licensing fees and taxation and use it to reinvest in increased wages and/or survelience cameras, the cook now making $15 an hour will actually start to give a **** and will think twice before he hacks one in the burger.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No, I don't. But then again a roadside lemonade stand may not be the only business a child may try to start in. There are also kids who try to mow lawns for some money. I think the dangers of a child operating a machine designed to turn sharpened blades at high speed is pretty apparent.
    lmfao, if the kid is to stupid to run a lawn mower then he's to stupid to make it in the world and will probably end up on welfare and it should be left up to natural selection.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How does paying $5 for a business license prevent someone from learning a valuable lesson while working, or prevent them from developing a good work ethic?
    It's completely unnecessary, it doesn't make any sense, it won't stop people from being stupid.

    Let a freaking kid have a lemonade stand without having to get permission from the government, that's what moms and dads are for.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    I'm going to be one of the few people that DOESN'T start frothing at the mouth when hearing this.

    People want to let this slide because she's young, it's a lemonade stand, she wont make much money, etc etc etc.

    What people seem to be ignoring is that being young does not protect her or her family from mistakes. There are health regulations on food for a reason and the incidences of food-borne illness in the last century have fallen to a few dozen incidents per year. Most people get bad food poisoning maybe two or three times in their lives as opposed to probably two or three times a month prior to any regulations. At the end of the day, this is still someone selling something that is going to be consumed by the general public, her age and intent shouldn't matter. Should I be allowed to set up a stand on my lawn selling food to passers by for a dollar without any sort of license?

    No, it's not very likely there would have been a problem, but if there was it would come down on the girl and her family. Even if the law decided to let it go, someone can still file a civil suit and we are the land of lawyers.

    I agree with an aforementioned idea of having a business license geared towards young people starting businesses to help them understand their role in the community and their responsibilities.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Should I be allowed to set up a stand on my lawn selling food to passers by for a dollar without any sort of license?
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How does paying $5 for a business license prevent someone from learning a valuable lesson while working, or prevent them from developing a good work ethic?
    Heck, I think she aught to get a license for free if she makes less than $500 or some other small amount and takes a 10 question test about when to wash hands and such. It can easily be done over the internet too. Doing the work would be good for her character.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

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    Obviously I mean everything is his fault.
    Nah, the buck still stops with Bush.....in Dallas.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    I'm going to be one of the few people that DOESN'T start frothing at the mouth when hearing this.

    People want to let this slide because she's young, it's a lemonade stand, she wont make much money, etc etc etc.

    What people seem to be ignoring is that being young does not protect her or her family from mistakes. There are health regulations on food for a reason and the incidences of food-borne illness in the last century have fallen to a few dozen incidents per year. Most people get bad food poisoning maybe two or three times in their lives as opposed to probably two or three times a month prior to any regulations. At the end of the day, this is still someone selling something that is going to be consumed by the general public, her age and intent shouldn't matter. Should I be allowed to set up a stand on my lawn selling food to passers by for a dollar without any sort of license?

    No, it's not very likely there would have been a problem, but if there was it would come down on the girl and her family. Even if the law decided to let it go, someone can still file a civil suit and we are the land of lawyers.

    I agree with an aforementioned idea of having a business license geared towards young people starting businesses to help them understand their role in the community and their responsibilities.
    You hang on the letter of the law, and not the intent.
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